The IACUC will be conducting its federally mandated semi-annual facility inspections during the next several weeks. During the inspections, IACUC members may request information and records related to your IACUC approved protocol and use of animals. Please arrange to have personnel available in your laboratory during the inspection period to answer questions and provide access to animal use records. For more information about the semi-annual facility inspections, please refer to the IACUC website at http://www.research.uci.edu/ora/acup/preparingforinspection.htm 

 

The tentative schedule for facility inspections is listed below.  (NOTE: Times are approximate, and the schedule is subject to change without further notification).

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

MedSci Vivarium and Annex

 

Friday, November 1, 2013 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Med Sci Labs

 

Monday, November 4, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

North Campus, Steinhaus Classrooms and Vivarium

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

Gillespie Labs and Vivarium

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

McGaugh Vivarium

 

Friday, November 8, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

Hewitt and Sprague Labs and Vivariums (incl ABSL3)

 

Friday, November 15, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

Gross Hall labs & vivarium

 

Monday, November 18, 2013 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

BioSci3 Vivarium, Bonney Vivarium, Bonney/Quershey Labs

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

UCIMC Bldg 55 –  labs and vivarium

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

NatSci 2 Labs and Vivarium

 

Monday, December 2, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine Hall/Campus MRI

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

Med Surge II

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013 – 9:00 am – noon

McGaugh Hall Labs

 

To assist you with preparing for this inspection, the list below describes those areas to which the IACUC inspection teams will pay special attention:

1. Expired drugs and medical materials must be discarded or appropriately labeled and segregated from non-expired material (see the campus policy for more information http://www.research.uci.edu/ora/acup/expireddrugs.htm  )

2. All laboratory staff involved with the use of live animals should know what is in the approved protocols – what procedures are performed, whether anesthetics or analgesics are used, etc.  Everyone in the lab must know where to find a copy of the most recent approved protocol documents (hard-copy or electronic).

3. Use of aseptic technique for survival surgeries, including proper sterilization of instruments (see the campus policy for aseptic rodent surgery, http://www.research.uci.edu/ora/acup/surgerypolicy.htm )

4. Controlled drug logs, surgical/post-operative/recovery records, breeding records and daily husbandry logs for housing variances must be current and available for review. 

5. All personnel (including students) working within the laboratory must be enrolled in the EH & S Occupational Health Program by completing a Work Health History form on an annual basis.  The form must be completed and resubmitted not less frequently than once per year, or when health status changes occur. For more information, please visit  http://www.research.uci.edu/ora/acup/healthprogram.htm 

6. Animal use space must be clean, orderly, and in satisfactory condition. Vivaria housing rooms and shared procedure spaces must not be used to store excess equipment or cages.

 

If you have questions regarding these inspections, please contact the IACUC Administrative Office, by telephone at (949) 824-8664 or (949) 824-8984 or via email at IACUC@uci.edu. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

 

Melanie Fabian, CPIA

IACUC Administrator

Office of Research – University of California Irvine

(949) 824-8170 // mefabian@uci.edu

Please send all submissions for committee review to IACUC@uci.edu